A textile factory worker in Huaibei, in east China’s Anhui province, on Thursday
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Palestinian factory workers rest inside concrete pipes as they wait for the start of a working day in Gaza City on Wednesday.
People watch the rescue operation from outside the factory after a devastating fire at the dyeing section of two-storey Aswad Composite Mills at Maona, Gazipur, Bangladesh. At least nine people were killed when a fire broke out at an apparel factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Steam from the Verso paper mill is backlit by the light of the setting moon in this time-exposure on Friday in Bucksport, Maine. Verso makes coated papers used by publications such as catalogs and magazines.
A worker selects the finest tobacco leaves at the Rizona Baru cigar factory on Friday in Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia. The factory, which was built in 1910 by a Chinese immigrant Oo Tjong Han, produces 3,000 cigars a month, handmade by the mostly women employees.
A woman cleans Guy Fawkes masks, used by many demonstrators in protests around the world including Brazil, at a factory assembly line in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
Relatives attend prayer at the Jurain graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday and pay tribute to the victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse. More than 290 unclaimed bodies were buried. The death total was 1,127 after the eight-story building, which mostly housed garment factories, collapsed in Savar on April 24.
Afghan confectioners work at a traditional sweets factory in Herat. Some 9 million Afghans or 36 per cent of the population are living in “absolute poverty”, while another 37 per cent live barely above the poverty line, according to a UN report.
An army soldier takes part in a special prayer in front of the damaged site in Bangladesh as 20 days of rescue work comes to an end following the building ‘s collapse in Savar, Dhaka, on April 24. The eight-story Rana Plaza mostly housed garment factories and reports state that the death toll rose to more than 1,127, while 2,438 people were rescued alive.
Bangladeshi workers rescue garment worker Reshma from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza in Savar on Friday, 17 days after the eight-storey building collapsed. The death toll from last month’s garment factory complex disaster has risen past 1,000, as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter.
Bangladeshi garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, stand in a queue to receive wages in Savar near Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday. Dozens of bodies recovered Wednesday from the building were so decomposed they were being sent to a lab for DNA identification, police said, as the death toll from Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster topped 800
Workers at a garment factory near the recently collapsed garment factory building in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, refused to work after cracks were found in the office building. A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday ordered the government to ‘immediately’ confiscate the property of a collapsed building’s owner, as thousands of protesters demanding the death penalty for the man clashed with police, leaving 100 people injured.
A woman holds a photo of her missing son near the damaged building at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. Police inspector Aminur Rahman says 377 bodies have been recovered, of which 309 have been released to relatives. One thousand remain missing from the rescue operation of the Rana Plaza that housed mostly garment factories. The army has taken charge of the rescue using heavy machines such as cranes and bulldozers.
Bangladeshi workers participate in a protest against the collapse of an eight-storey building that housed several garment factories and poor safety standards, in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Friday.
A Bangladeshi rescue worker takes a break at the site of a building that collapsed on Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. By Thursday, the death toll reached at least 194 people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing. A huge section of an eight-story building that housed several garment factories splintered into a pile of concrete.